Apple has made music a central part of the Mac experience, thanks to its iPod and iPhone products. Included on each Mac is iTunes – a single app that you use to listen to music, radio and podcasts, and watch TV shows and movies.
You may already be familiar with iTunes from using a PC. It’s an app you can use for music, radio, podcasts, TV shows and movies. You can buy and download content from the iTunes Store, and anything you buy can be accessed on any other Apple device you sign into.
When you first launch iTunes, enter your Apple ID details.
Apple provides several ways to access and play your music:
● Use Apple Music
This is an optional monthly subscription that gives unlimited access to millions of songs and albums. You can play any song available for as long as you subscribe.
● Use iTunes Library
This is where you store any songs you own, such as from a CD or purchased from the iTunes store. You won’t need to pay an Apple subscription to store and play these songs.
● Import a CD
Insert a CD and iTunes will play it and begin importing it automatically, saving its tracks to your library. If not, click Import CD in the top window. When finished, eject the disc.
● Import from a hard drive
To import music from a USB hard drive, open iTunes, then choose File > Add to Library and navigate to the music folder on the USB drive. Click Import and the files will be copied over and imported into your iTunes library.